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How Our Family is Handling Coronavirus
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/20/2020 | 2 Comments
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With all the uncertainty around the Coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to take a minute to tell you how our family is handling things, and what you can expect from My Frugal Home, while this is going on.

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Free Stuff for College
Free Stuff for College Challenge
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/18/2020 | 1 Comment
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Our oldest daughter is headed off to college in the fall, so she and I recently put together a list of all of the things she’ll need to outfit her dorm and stock up on toiletries. Being a frugal kid, she’s challenged herself to see how much of it she can get for free, and we thought it would be fun to track her progress here.

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My Goals for 2020
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/12/2020 | 6 Comments
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This year, we’re keeping our goal list short and sweet, with only four goals. But there are a couple doozies on there. Here’s what we hope to accomplish in 2020.

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My Goals for 2019
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/12/2020 | 6 Comments
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Here’s an update on how we did with our 2019 goals. See what we set out to accomplish, and where we landed.

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How to Deal With Financial Setbacks
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/06/2019 | 4 Comments
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Financial setbacks happen to everyone, but that doesn’t make them sting any less. Here’s how to deal with the disappointment and find a way forward.

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Debt Load Worksheet
Calculate Your Debt Load Worksheet
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/16/2019 | No Comments
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You can’t form a plan to get out of debt, unless you know how much debt you’re actually dealing with. So, pull out your credit card statements and bills, and use this printable debt load worksheet to figure out how much you owe.

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Debt Repayment Plan Worksheet
Debt Repayment Plan Worksheet
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/14/2019 | 1 Comment
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Ready to get serious about getting out of debt? Use my free, debt repayment plan worksheet to map out your strategy.

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Financial Goals Worksheet
Financial Goals Worksheet
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/10/2019 | No Comments
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Make this the year that you make big things happen. This worksheet will help you turn your dreams into actionable financial goals.

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Payoff 2020
Payoff 2020
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/30/2018 | 29 Comments
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Alright, now that I’ve told you guys about our goals for 2018, let me tell you about our doozy of a long-term goal. We’ve actually been working on it in secret for almost two years.

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Why We’re Not Paying for Our Kids’ College Education
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/21/2018 | 8 Comments
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My husband and I don’t lose sleep worrying about how we’re going to pay for our kids’ college education because we decided long ago that we’re not footing the bill. That always shocks people when it comes up in conversation, and I’m sure it’ll shock some of you, too. But we truly believe we’re doing the best thing for them and for us.

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How I Graduated College Debt-Free
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/14/2018 | 2 Comments
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Going to college is expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to go into debt to make it happen. Here’s how I managed to graduate college debt free.

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Loose Change
How We Save for the Things We Want
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/06/2018 | 2 Comments
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I don’t want to be one of those people who talks about all the things they’re going to do someday, but never actually does them. And neither does my husband. So, we go after the things we want hard, and we don’t allow ourselves to be intimidated by the size of our goals. Since big goals often come with big price tags, we’ve gotten to be good savers. Here’s how we plan and save for the things we want.

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2018 Goals
My Goals for 2018
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/31/2017 | 9 Comments
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Over the years, you guys have seen us make some pretty big things happen, like buying the cabin and our office. But I haven’t talked much about how we made those things happen, and I should have. Because big things like that don’t happen on a normal-person income without a ton of planning and work. So, this year, I want to share our short-term and long-term goals with you, so you can follow along as we figure out how we’re going to tackle them.

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Paper Chain
Make a Mortgage Chain
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/03/2016 | 1 Comment
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We’ve been making a lot of changes to our office lately, and I’ll be talking more about that soon, but I wanted to show you a small change that we made yesterday.

That paper chain that you now see hanging over our office window is our mortgage chain.

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